The Last Hurrah: Giving Your Loved One A Unique Farewell

Relationships & Family Blog

Over the course of many people's lifetimes, there is a chance that they will have to plan a funeral for someone they love. This is never an easy task, but it is even more difficult when you are looking for a unique way to say goodbye. When most people think of funerals, they have visions of countless flowers, a shiny, new casket and somber organ music. While there is nothing wrong with this type of ceremony, wouldn't it be great to make the service a bit more unique and personal? If this is something you want to explore, you should consider the following ideas.

Allow Everyone To Share A Memory

When only a few people are chosen to speak at a funeral, there is a possibility that some mourners may feel slighted. Even though they may not have been as close to the deceased as others were, this does not mean that they did not have an important connection with them. When you are informing everyone of the funeral arrangements, let them know that you would like everyone to share. This is particularly interesting because people may learn things that make them appreciate being acquainted with the deceased more than ever.

Plan A Green Funeral

If your loved one was one of the many people who are concerned with preserving the environment, you should keep this in mind during the planning process. There are several things you can do that will help honor the lifestyle choices they made before they passed away. Green ideas include:

  • Purchasing A Biodegradable Casket - Instead of purchasing a traditional, metal casket, you can buy one made of biodegradable material. Not only will this benefit the environment, but they are more cost-effective as well.
  • Choose Sustainable Clothing - Pieces that are made of materials like hemp, soy and bamboo can look just as attractive as their traditional counterparts. Having the deceased dressed in sustainable clothing will certainly honor their dedication to a greener lifestyle.
  • Plant A Tree - Since a traditional engraved headstone is not environmentally-friendly, this would be the better option. There are many different choices, which can be quite overwhelming, but factors like price range, size and personal preference will help you narrow them down.

Choose Non-Traditional Music

Hymns and sad songs are generally what people select to be played at funerals, but this is not necessary. If you know that the deceased is a fan of any particular artist(s), you should consider playing this music at the ceremony instead. Guests may be a little surprised by the musical selections, but you can briefly explain to them the reason behind your decision to do this.

Saying goodbye to a loved one for the last time is a very difficult experience. Give them the unique send-off they deserve by integrating these ideas into the funeral planning process. Contact professionals, such as those from Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home, for further assistance.


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